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Financial Planners Shine A Light on Deserving Organisations

18 May 2018 at 9:28 am
Wendy Williams
Financial planners are being called on to nominate their favourite charity to receive grant funding.

Wendy Williams | 18 May 2018 at 9:28 am


Financial Planners Shine A Light on Deserving Organisations
18 May 2018 at 9:28 am

Financial planners are being called on to nominate their favourite charity to receive grant funding.

Future2, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is asking FPA members to nominate a local not for profit as part of its Make the Difference! Grants program.

The program targets young people who are outside mainstream education, living with intellectual or physical disability, fighting an addiction, living in dysfunctional families, in juvenile justice, or new migrants seeking a place in their adopted home.

FPA COO Pene Lovett said since 2007, Future2 had given out $823,000 in grants which had funded “life changing projects”.

“Through the generosity and fundraising efforts of FPA members and friends, Future2 has been able to provide annual grants to aid not for profits with a mission to support the upcoming generation of Australians to lead happy and financially secure lives,” Lovett said.

The grants are open to not for profits around Australia that provide opportunities for under 25s to develop learning and leadership skills, receive mentoring, participate in remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence, and take part in independent living projects that help address social exclusion and homelessness.

Lovett said they were “countless organisations” doing great work in every corner of Australia.

“We encourage FPA members to shine a light on them by nominating them for a grant,” she said.

“Last year, Future2 was able to award $133,000 in grants and through the generous support from FPA members, we hope to surpass this for 2018.”

All applications must be endorsed by a licensed financial planner who is a member of the FPA.

Nominations close Friday 20 July, with the grants announced during the FPA Professionals Congress in November.

For more information see the website.

Wendy Williams  |  Editor  |  @WendyAnWilliams

Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the not-for-profit sector and broader social economy. She has been the editor of Pro Bono News since 2018.

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